Al Jazeera America
Nov 29, 2013 12:30pm EST
led the redskins, nothing offensive or disparaging or pe i offensive or disparaging or pe i don' don' pejorative by that pejorative by that name. name. >> something as a mascot evokes >> something as a mascot evokes something positive why does it something positive why does it matter? matter? >> well, i think it's just a >> well, i think it's just a little pecular that little pecular that they would they would cling so long and so hard to cling so long and so hard to inanimate objects and to these inanimate objects and to these false personnas, all of native false personnas, all of native america in the way that we america in the way that we measure our measure our views, all our views, all our native organizations say change native organizations say change this name that it's a slur, it this name that it's a slur, it is a pejorative. is a pejorative. and it doesn't matter who means and it doesn't matter who means it or who it or who doesn't doesn't . . what matters is the effect. what matters is the effect. the people who are doing the the people who are doing the offending don't ge
Al Jazeera America
Nov 7, 2013 12:30pm EST
needs different types of transportation systems. >> hey don, a lot of tweets that was just read show a lack of trust in the american public in terms of where their tax money is actually going to go. is there an argument to be made if you're going to include government in transportation, and infrastructure building, that maybe it be done at the state or local level where there is more control? >> absolutely. we're big proponents of that, having it done on the state level. i guarantee you, someone is going to have the best one and the other 49 will begin to replicate that. that's what we need rather than one size fits all. that's what we've got with our healthcare system where we're having one website that doesn't work. if we had 50 different website, i guarantee you most of them would be up by now. >> i have a concern about the one size fits all as well. one size fits all over the last 40 years has been the automobile. the automobile simply doesn't work for a lot of people. senior citizens after a certain age they cannot drive. people who are disabled. >> people in high density areas.